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above the earth. traveling about five miles per second. but slow down. nasa says there is absolutely no danger. >> it's not going to cause earthquakes, it's not going to cause any climate change. >> reporter: da14 was first discovered by amateur astronomers last february in spain. since then, nasa has been plotting its path and is certain there will be no impact. its closest approach expected to be near indonesia at 2:24 p.m. eastern on friday. images have already been captured on high-powered telescopes in australia. >> you won't be able to see it with the naked eye. with research and a decent telescope, you have a shot but your best bet may be to do what a lot of people around here will be doing, monitoring the nasa feed online. as it gets closer, nasa's powerful gold stone deep space communications complex will be taking radar imagery, research that could help scientists avoid disaster in the future. back in 1908, a smaller meteor hit in a remote region of siberia, destroying the landscape for hundreds of miles. and scientists blame the dinosaur's demise on a massive astroid. >> t
la vega is live at nasa aims in mountain view where people gathered. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon. they were showing a feed of this. now it's just a recording of what it looked like. in the last 40 minutes it came as close as it would to the dearth. just to give you an idea how big it is, we're told it is as big as the size of this entire building, half a football field. on the screen, the asteroid doesn't look that spectacular. it looks like a small dot of light. these are pictures of the astroid being scene from an observatory in australia. it's 150 feet that's been dubbed 2012 da-14. scientists say there's no chance it will hit the earth. space enthusiasts came to watch the asteroid flying by as well as nasa scientists commenting on the significance. we spoke to a nasa expert and a viewer about the asteroid. >> it's coming very close and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to study it up close. and so we can learn a lot more about these types of objects. in terms of its scientist significance, there's depreleft over -- debris left over. >> i think
planet. it happened in the past hour, nasa said the meteorite in russia had nothing to do with the asteroid, about the size of half a football field. joining me, astronomer david dundee. the question is, as i have just answered, there was nothing to do with the two of them one is more common than the other. meteorites in the sky of russia coming down. how rare is that? >> well, meteorite impacts happen all the time. the earth picks up tons of debris every day but it's usually in the form of dust and smaller objects. one the size of what we saw in russia is a once in a decade thing. last time this happened was about ten years ago, over in the pakistan, india region of the world. but the two objects are totally unrelated and one of the other big things to consider is that you're separating the two events by 14 hours. remember, the earth is hurling around the sun at 19 miles per second so we're in a different neighborhood than weapon the meet -- when the meteor came in in russia. >> that's interesting. everything's moving at once. how fast was this thing going? >> the top sea
is falling. any connection between these rocks heading toward us? >> well, nasa says no. the asteroid that we saw just whizzed by earth yesterday. they were coming in completely different directions. because of that, they're just random events that happened to occur at the same time. a really big coincidence. >> were you surprised to hear about the russian meteor? how rare is that? >> the russian meteor was a complete surprise to astronomers and, obviously, the public. it's fairly rare once every 100 years do you have this kind of event. the last one we saw in 1908, and that was a pretty devastating one, as well. but to have it occur over a populated area, documented with these youtube videos and whatnot, it's a very clear example of the power these space rocks can punch. >> yeah, it looked like a scene from a movie really more than anything. i can't imagine the fear being there. how would you describe this meteor? was it relatively small considering? >> yeah, you know, for what it was, it was a fairly small meteor. about 50 feet across, maybe a bus or an suv, a couple of suvs together. the o
up to look for the remains of the meteorite. nasa can track objects if they are big enough but the agency did not know this was coming there is so much stuff out there scientists are working to change that by building and launching a satellite that would track what is called "near earth objects." >> nasa is emphasizing that there is no connection between the meteor over russia and a huge asteroid making a close trip across earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large. it is half 9 size of a football field. oakland space and science there is has a telescope viewing party at 7:00 tonight and nasa is broadcasting it on the web site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." >> there was chaos in san francisco resulting in a shooting and chase and multi-car pileup. we are joined from 5th and mission to plain how this unfolded. cornell? >> stolen car suspect behind bars this morning after causing a major accident after a police chase right here at 5th and mission streets. police cleared the scene but they say the driver of a stole
down a wall in the zync factory. nasa scientists say this was the biggest meteor in over a century, weighing in at over 7700 tons, much burned up in the earth's atmosphere but fragments slammed into the ground, one big chunk right into the lake. >> it's no small event. >> reporter: and what nasa says it was not was part of this asteroid called da14 which buzzed dangerously close to earth today. an estimated 100 tons of space material enters the atmosphere every day and most falls harmlessly in unpopulated areas. the national safety counsel says you're twice as likely to be struck by lightening. and 20,000 troops have been sent to help terrified residents. those people are spending a cold night without any windows. temperatures in that part of russia are well below 0 tonight. moscow. >>> this meteor strike is getting a lot of attention but it's also one of the only times we've actually seen video of something like this. it's amazing stuff. >> it's incredible. it hit and landed in pieces traveling at the speed of 19 miles per second and even though hundreds of people were injured and
to watch these things. and nasa has a near-earth program. it is, i would argue, it is underfunded because of what's at stake here both in the sense of preparedness and dealing with injury and upset. but as to deal with international incidents that might occur. you mentioned the 2002 meteorite over the mediterranean, at the time, the deputy director said if this would have happened over the subcontinent it might have been mistaken for a nuclear explosion in this belligerent stand off between india and pakistan at the time. there are certainly occasions back in the soviet days when the united states and russia mistook natural occurrences for what might have been belligerent events. and so, you have to watch these things. and the nasa near-earth program is important for all of those reasons. as you pointed out, as your other guest pointed out, the energy that's contained in just say small rock, you know, a foot across or a couple of feet across, traveling at these velocities can pack a lot of energy. so when it explodes, it's as if a nuclear explosion went off. obviously, not the radiation a
a lot of our satellites. steve has more. >> imagine nasa spent over a year tracking that asteroid waiting to for it to get its closer point today to be outshined by the met your. the images coming out of russia are almost unbelievable. imagine seeing this bright flash on your drive to work this morning. the shock waves shattering glass, damaging buildings and injuring hundreds of people it exploded over central russia. an 11-year-old described ates pretty cool. inside nasa described it this way. >> it formed four and half billion years ago but it spent most of its life outside the asteroid belt. >> the blast in russia almost overshadowed the earth's close call with the asteroid, a 150-foot chunk of rack, big enough to create a crater similar to these craters caused by asteroids striking the moon. >> the good news is we've been tracking this for over a year, we know everybody is safe and it did not hit the earth. >> while nasa tracked the asteroid at 17,000 miles above the earl the asteroid over russia was just six miles over the earth. this
town on the same day as nasa saying an asteroid is going to fly by earth. are the two connected? we'll tell you coming up. >> and shots ring out in a wild chase through the streets of san francisco. the crash ending involving a town car and a taxicab. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ ♪ [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> hundreds hurt when a meteor slams into russia. >> the size of a house. >> it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brimstone. >> home at last, passengers from that crippled cruise ship final
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
to make a close fly by of planet earth. but nasa says there's no chance the 150-foot astroid will hit us. at the closest point it will be 17,000 miles from earth, and that's closer than weather and tv satellites that are in orbit. we're giving you mixed messages there. we're saying it's not far, but it's closer than weather and tv satellites. okay. greg was in here, and i was happy to hear his explanation of things. >> he says we don't have to worry about it. in the meantime, do we have to worry about the weather? here's tucker barnes with the answer. >>> potentially so. thank you very much. not this morning. lots of sunshine. cool start to the day. later this afternoon, rain showers move in for the evening commute and might transition to snow later tonight. a lot going on weather-wise. 37 now at reagan national. 34 this morning dulles. bwi marshall 33 degrees. make sure the kids are bundled up. we're not concerned with rain and/or snow the first half of the day. satellite radar, generally sunny skies the first half of your day. clouds will quickly increase. late this afternoon, see the
larger asteroid that had been tracked. nasa officials say the two were unrelated but serve as reminders that our solar system is a dangerous place. reporting live, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a close encounter of another kind today. the asteroid that was just passing by earth, we'll show it to you and tell you how close it came coming up at 5:30. >> within the last hour we learned new information on the final deadly confrontation between law enforcement and christopher dorner. authorities late this afternoon confirmed that dorner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. he killed himself as police pumped tear gas into the cabin he was hiding in. that brought to an end the massive man hunt. dorner is accused of killing four people as part of a revenge campaign after being fired from the longs police department. >>> a frightening hatchet attack. rob roth tells us what happened to the two people inside. one of whom was sound asleep when it started. >> reporter: police say two men are recovering in the hospital after being attacked inside their home with a hatchet. 27th street near
roblin is talking with local nasa scientists about the asteroid and he will have more coming up tonight on 11 news at 5:00 and six o'clock. >> we are talking about things up in the air, but this is closer to the surface and not as dramatic. we have a new weather system coming in and it promises to be a snow and rain producer. temperatures are definitely warm enough for rain. made-50 cost right now. 20 of sunshine. west virginia is seen rain shower activity. that will be moving east. probably not until the end of the afternoon or early evening hours. what will it do as far as snow is concerned? i will have more on that forecast coming up. >> the deadline to apply for john leopold's job ended about three minutes ago, and a number of local politicians are throwing their name in the ring. acting county executive john hammond is interested in filling in. other candidates include steven schuh, county counsel chair jerry walker, vice chair john grasso, thomas angelis, and former maryland first lady kendel ehrlich. the county council will interview the candidates vote on february 21. john leopo
apparently unfounded. nasa is using radar and other technology to study how the asteroid behaves, including its rotation rate, its composition and how it's impacted by the earth's gravity. the idea is to learn enough to prevent cat as it sfroe fee from it threatening in the future. >> we're going to get a lot of information about the asteroid. we're interested in its future motion, whether or not it could come back, whether it threatens the earth. >> reporter: the odds are either this one or another will be back. an asteroid impact the earth about every 120 years on average. it will be visible in the rthernemisphere this evening if you have access to a telescope. for now it's on its way away from the earth out into outer space harmlessly rotating -- or resolving -- excuse me. harmlessly rotating -- i can't even think of the right word. orbiting the sun. harmlessly at least for now, jim. >> casey, thanks very much. we appreciate it. ? or gal lat particular news, a meteor lit up the skies over eastern russia. the blinding light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this.
of flying glass and debris. tonight we have learned there was no warning. more on that from nasa in a moment. we begin with kirit radia in moscow. >> reporter: it came out of nowhere. a bright speck in the sky, soon streaking across the horizon, followed by an almost apocalyptic scene. a blinding flash of light, and then all hell broke loose. [ explosion ] dizzying explosions, shattering windows, knocking these office workers to the ground. these students were lucky, protected by curtains from the flying glass. and these men barely escaped the blast. [ explosion ] in the streets -- pandemonium. terrified residents thought the world was ending. people started to panic. somebody screamed, the end of the earth, he says. the chaos of the meteor captured on cell phones and the dashboard cameras of cars, so popular here in russia. the blast was so powerful, it knocked down a wall at this factory. in all, over 1,200 people were injured, mostly from broken glass. 3,000 buildings damaged, over a million square feet of glass shattered. many were injured after going to the window to check out the flash
bomb dropped on hiroshima in 1945. no wonder nasa is keeping a closing watch for anything like it headed our way. at this moment, that near miss asteroid is now on its way out of the earth moon system. at 4 a.m. tomorrow, it will head outside the orbit of the moon. you can't see it without a powerful telescope. the magnitude is just about 7.4 well beyond naked iviesibility. but they will have telescopes at nasa you can watch it online. in the meantime, elizabeth, i have to tell you, what an extraordinary coincidence. we are sitting here waiting for this big near miss asteroid and then the real thing actually smashes into russia and it doesn't only smash into russia. it smashes as the biggest fall in 100 years and that last one in tunguska in 1908 was only 3,000 miles from this one. that's the longest astronomical hole in one you can possibly imagine. >> the video was incredible. >> reporter: incredible. >> i want to ask you, like, how often does this sort of thing happen asteroids and meteorites? how often do they come this close to earth?
, nasa has been charged by congress with keeping a 24-hour-a-day seven-day-a-week watch on the skies, and they're doing this principally with three observatories in new mexico, california and puerto rico, that have discovered about 98% of all the asteroid we know that are out there. >> axelrod: if they identify a potential threat what can then be done by way of a defense system? well, that's a real possibility. you don't want to destroy these things. they're too dangerous and it's too impractical. what you can do is deflect them. nasa has already perfected the art of landing on asteroids orbiting asteroids and we even fired an impactor into the side of a comet to study the debris. you can do the same impact mod welan asteroid and speed it up or slow it down by as little as a few centimeters a second. that way had it arrives at earth's orbit we've already passed by or haven't arrived at the rendezvous yet. >> axelrod: just a fraction. >> just a fraction. >> axelrod: in south africa today the extended family of olympic runner oscar pistorius came to his defense claiming the state's own
to pass so close to earth later this afternoon, it will be even closer than some satellites. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by an object so large and learn more about asteroid path prediction. but again, no need to worry. nasa scientists say it will definitely not hit us. that is a good thing. astronomers say an as stroid this size would cause an explosion equivalent to a two and a half megaton bomb. >> wow. >>> 4:35. coming up at 4:53, meet the fredricksburg couple that won $217 million in power ball. >> speaking of money, if you notice the nice bump in your 401(k), you're not alone. jessica is watching your money. she'll explain coming up at 4:40. >>> the weekend is just about here. it's going to be colder. howard has your forecast right after the >>> welcome back. 4:38 on this friday morning. mild day but get ready for a cold weekend. a cold front will arrive late this afternoon. we'll get up to the mid-50s first but showers ahead of the cold front. snow showers flying starting tonight. we'll talk more about that in just a few minutes. monika,
. bill: according to nasa, 100 tons of meet toors of gravel and dust hit the atmosphere and the earth every single day. the smaller strikes what we saw in russia happen ten times a year. that's new. scientists believe a strike by a meteor six miles across may have been responsible for extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. in case you're wondering on a friday have something to do over the weekend you mentioned the asteroid talking about past several days. they say there is no connection between that and this meteor. we'll talk to scientists throughout the morning. heather: a lot of experts. bill: meantime, six minutes past, the nightmare is finally over. what a slow crawl this was. thousands of passengers cheering the end of a cruise ship horror scene. touching land and kissing it like the pope. the carnival cruise triumph docking last night in mobile after putting what passengers through what they call disgusting conditions. now they say they are just happy to be home. who can blame them. >> i feel great to be off the ship and just being on land and, i get to see my family
is at the nasa ames center in mountain view this morning to talk to us more about the meteor and then also the timing of it all because a big space rock is headed toward earth. >> reporter: yes, that's exactly right, frank and michelle. to every you go more information about that meteor though, russian scientists say that meteor entered earth's atmosphere about 33,000 miles per hour and hit the ground. more than 700 people are recovering from the meteor's shockwaves that fall caused explosions that broke glass over a wide area and it caught most people off guard. >> terrified. i just hit the snooze bar on my iphone for another nine minutes of sleep and all of a sudden, i fell back asleep and i hear this loud bang! >> reporter: now, this comes on the same day an asteroid known as 2012da14 is headed towards earth. it will make the closest fly-by of an object its size. the meteor and the asteroid are not related. it's coincidence that they are both happening in the same time frame. researchers say this asteroid is not expected to make an impact on earth.
this afternoon around 2:25 eastern. nasa didn't know about the astroid until a year ago when an amateur astronomer just happened to spot it in our skies. but it seems a remote part of russia did get a visitor from space. at least one meteorite streaked across the sky this morning triggering powerful shockwaves. witnesses say the noise set off car alarms and broke windows and damaged a factory. at least 250 people were hurt, mostly cuts from broken glass. thousands of russian troops were put on alert. >> apparently according to the latest information we have, 20,000 first responders are being sent to the scene, three aircraft surveying the damage from the scene. again, all those folks injured from the broken glass of all the stuff that shattered during the collision. >> and it's cold there, so the people with shattered windows are in the freezing cold. so a lot going on. >>> now let's check our weather. mountain snow in the central rockies. showers from tennessee to southern illinois. heavy rain from orlando southward. snow around the great lakes and northern new england. >>> mostly 50s
. joining us now to talk all about this is our sky guy greg redfern, nasa ambassador. so we booked you to come in -- >> little did we know. >> you guys are good, top of the news. >> real good, man. how's the stock market going to do? >> we'll see. i thought the mayanna calendar was -- >> child's play. >> all right, greg, let's talk about this event. most people are just hearing about it. >> boy. >> a meteor, how big do we think it was? >> well, the latest news report said that this was probably about 10 tons and i'm thinking it's probably the size of a big suv, came in the atmosphere, they were figuring about 33,000 miles an hour and it exploded at about 18 to 20 miles or so above the earth's atmosphere. this is incredible video, incredible. so you're seeing the fireball, ball like coming in. >> it's essentially melting as it's coming into the atmosphere? >> it's blading, it's coming in, it's leaving all of this material, the earth's atmosphere, it's causing friction, it's making its surface a blade away, it's building up this shock wave in front of it and the fireball can't withstand
is taking a trip past the earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so huge that the space rock is 150 meters if diameter and rendezvouses with planet earth tomorrow. astronomers say the space rock will not impact the earth but will make a very close pass. >> a new study shows use of the morning after poll has more than doubled. the survey found 11 percent of sexually active woman took the pill from 2006 to 2010, up from 4 percent when the survey was done in 2002. the data fund a fourth of sexually active women took the pill which will fuel further debate over the health care law that will require employers to provide free birth control pills. >> have you looked outside? there was a little bit of fog and the sun was out. >> just barely over the water, it is almost gone, and a warming trend and temperatures are on the way up to not record levels but warmer than average. now a look outside to show you what is going on wait. wait. wait. there you go, what we are looking at is pictures from south beach this morning and what we are seeing is a
, but remain calm a huge asteroid is taking a trip past the earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so huge that the space rock is 150 meters if diameter and rendezvouses with planet earth tomorrow. astronomers say the space rock will not impact the earth but will make a very close pass. >> a new study shows use of the morning after poll has more than doubled. the survey found 11 percent of sexually active woman took the pill from 2006 to 2010, up from 4 percent when the survey was done in 2002. the data fund a fourth of sexually active women took the pill which will fuel further debate over the health care law that will require employers to provide free birth control pills. >> have you looked outside? there was a little bit of fog and the sun was out. >> just barely over the water, it is almost gone, and a warming trend and temperatures are on the way up to not record levels but warmer than average. now a look outside to show you what is going on wait. wait. wait. there you go, what we are looking at is pictures from south beach this morning
ever seen before. >> i'm a very much a visual scientist. >> he is working at nasa and now studying, mark has an impressive list of discoveries under his belt. the rings around jupiter. multiple rings and planets circli circli cirque uranis and now around pluto. one of mark's great skills seems to be his ability to strip away all of the visual noise that comes with taking pictures in space. and revealing what is hitten beneath. he also has a great instinct for knowing what to look for and where. like when he found a new moon orbiting saturn. >> i told my spouse that morning, i'm going to be looking for a moon near saturn today. so then i called home and said, guess what i did today? i found a moon around saturn. >> that no one had ever seen? >> that no one had ever seen. >> mark has been privileged to name many of them. a privilege he decided to share with the rest of us. remember those two moons orbiting pluto? right now they are calls p4 and p5. now a chance for the rest of us to share in mark's latest discovery, one unlikely to be his last. >> two moons in two years for me, that'
is why a trio of big brains from nasa, apollo 9 astronaut rusty schweickart, ed lou and scott hubbard have become the astronaut hunters, launching their own mission to find asteroids that are on a collision course with our world. >> this asteroid is important because it's a wake-up call that we should be looking out there. these things do hit the earth. >> reporter: the last near disaster was averted by pure luck. it was 1908 and a huge asteroid made a direct hit. fortunately into siberia, where a thousand miles of trees and wildlife were decimated. just imagine if the bull's eye had been new york or chicago. >> if a very large asteroid hit, and i'm talking about something that is miles across then it would probably create the same kind of disaster that wiped out the dinosaurs. >> reporter: amazingly, no one knew da-14 was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered this grainy proof a year ago. >> of all the asteroids that are out there that come near the earth and can do harm if they hit the earth, we only know 1% now. 99% of them, we don't even
of collisions. >> reporter: aware, but how well is the world prepared? nasa budgeted $20 million last year to look for objects that may hit the earth but some scientists say more money should be spent on detection and ways to avoid a possible collision. >> we've gotten very good at finding the big things, the kilometer sized objects. we're working down to smaller objects. but there's many more of the small objects like these than there are of the big ones. >> i'd say the appropriate technology for deflecting a dangerous asteroid could possibly be a nuclear bomb, but the key is catching and detecting the objects early. >> reporter: experts say that friday's blast could have killed thousands of people had the meteor landed in the middle of a large city, a reminder they say that even smaller objects threatening earth should be a wake-up call. >> we knew factually we lived in a celestial falling rock zone, but friday taught us, reminded us that we live in a shooting gallery, in fact, we got into a crossfire. >> reporter: the power of the universe on display here on earth. michelle franzen, nbc
this area is so cold. nasa estimates the meteor exploded with the force of at least 20 hiroshima atomic bombs. >> if this amount of energy had been detonated at ground level, instead of ten miles up, it would have probably leveled a -- every single building in an area the size of chicago. >> reporter: local officials say the explosion injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over russia. now crews are trying to find fragments in a lake about 50 miles from the town. scientists say an event of this magnitude happens about once every hundred years but they say it's not uncommon for meteors to impact the planet more often. >> we are hit by about 100 tons of space debris every day. >> reporter: the explosion in russia and an asteroid that just missed earth has people looking up. late friday, some in the san francisco bay area reported seeing a fireball streaking through the sky. experts say it was likely another meteor. but the three events are unrelated. tatiana anderson for cbs news. >>> for thousands of passengers aboard
a week. nasa estimates the explosion was about 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. local officials say it injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over central russia. now, crews are trying to find fragments of it in a lake about 50 miles from the town. there's a large hole where some say part of the meteor fell. scientists say an event of this magnitude happens once about every hundred years but it's not uncommon they say for meteors to impact the planet more often. >> earth is hit with 100 tons of space debris every day. and that includes at least one basketball sized object. >> reporter: the explosion in russia and the asteroid that just missed earth has people looking up. tatiana anderson for cbs news. it has been four days since the hunt for fugitive ex-cop chris dorner ended in a burning cabin in big bear. >>> and with the man hunt now over, people are heading back to the resort area. cbs reporter louisa hodge is in big bear with reaction from
in a series he'll deliver across the country. >>> right now, nasa keeping a close eye on an astroid that's supposed to have a close call with earth. it's called 2012-da 14. will pass a little more than 17,000 miles from the earth's surface. it's about 150 feet in diameter, weighs about 143,000 tons. it is the closest an astroid of that size has come to earth in a century. experts are fairly confident it will miss us. >> fairly confident or absolutely confident? come on, tom. there's a big difference. we don't want it anywhere near earth, right? >> that's what the dinosaurs thought. it's going to be missing us. based on our technology and trajectory, looks like it will miss us. coming close later today. might be a breeze. upper 20s, light breeze right now on the surface. in the mid-20s parts of northern virginia. near 30 degrees in arlg -- it's cold near or below freezing from west virginia to the eastern shore. except near the waters. through the day, still below freezing at 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. near noontime near 50. might hit the mid-50s by mid afternoon. heading back home, might be li
't happen, nasa assures us, is this asteroid and, oh, yes, it has a name, called da 14, they say it will not hit earth. still, you cannot ignore the buzz around this out of this world event. so we have this whole team of reporters for you and analysts to bring you this historic moment. we have a so-called asteroid hunter, former astronaut, coming on live this hour and next to talk about really what will be a historic moment as 2012 da-14 brushes by us earthlings. that will start just about ten minutes from now. right now, i want to go straight to casey wian, live in pasadena, california, nasa's jet propulsion laboratory. and i imagine the excitement is palpable. they're tracking the asteroid. tell me where it is now. >> reporter: well, it is over australia, brooke. they are very excited here at jpl. it is a very, very big day. they have been tracking this asteroid for nearly a year. today is the day it is going to get closest it is going to come to the earth as you mentioned, 17,200 miles. and right now, it is coming from the southern hemisphere, approaching the earth, basically
's surprising is nasa didn't even see it. we'll tell you why, coming up next right here on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as fifteen doll
them. so nasa is very good the at finding the much larger ones. but these smaller ones we as humans have not put a lot of effort into it. at the planetary society, we have people that are interested in it and we found this one. >> i want to bring in jason carroll, at the new york museum of natural history. tell us what you're learn building this huge astroid that will get very close to us today. >> well, let me give you some perspective. this meteorite is just about roughly the size of a car, i would say. da-14 which will be swinging by the earth later on this afternoon is about half the size of a football field. so much, much, much larger. and it will be traveling at a rate of about 17,450 miles per hour. that's something like 4.8 miles per second. so it's traveling at an incredible rate. weighs much larger than the meteorite you see behind me here. it will pass by at it closest point about 2:24 p.m. eastern standard time. if you're in indonesia, that is your best vantage point to see. it will be dark there at that particular time. but if you have a telescope, you should be able to
of the meteorite's powerful landing. right now nasa is keeping close watch over an asteroid as it hurdles about 17,000 miles above the earth's surface. a record-setting approach near our planet and apparently it's under 50 feet wide. tom costello joins me from the newsroom. tom, what do we know so far about what happened in russia? >> it was absolutely unbelievable. it was spectacular. what's kind of interesting here is so many people in russia these days have these little go pro cameras because they want to capture when they're hit in a traffic accident or official corruption. we have many views of this asteroid traveling at 33,000 miles per hour slamming into the earth's atmosphere above southwestern russia. this happened at 9:15 this morning. this town has a million people in it. thankfully most of the debris actually fell outside of the town, but it blew out the windows in nearly every single building and in many, many homes, and keep in mind, these are soviet era designs, so they're not terribly well built. a short time ago i talked to a canadian who was living there in that particular part o
that will pass closer than some satellites to the earth. nasa says it is will be the best opportunity ever to witness a near miss but bright sunlight will keep the golden state from seeing it. nasa says there is no need to worry. it will definitely not hit earth. that's good to know. >> 150 meters, that would put a hole in the earth. >> too bad we can't see it. it would be a great show, right, elizabeth. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> it is. what were you talking about? [ laughter ] >> an asteroid! >> oh, okay. got cla. i have been thinking about fog. i have a foggy brain. >>> it's all over the bay area this morning. you can see it in spots towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we were actually just getting word of an accident now. unfortunately it's on the skyway section sounds like it's on the other side of the bridge westbound 80 by the 101 connector so heads up. we don't have major details now but it sounds like possibly lanes blocked. they also turned on the metering lights. that's why we are starting to see delays in the cash and fastrak lanes and we
to close at, it will be closer than some satellites. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about the asteroid have a prediction. the need to worry though, as the scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say the asteroid this size would cause an explosive equivalent to two and a half ton megaton bomb. >> we are back at 6:45 a.m. and authorities have all arrested the 45 year-old santa clara man for having explosives in his home. police say was a threat against a state senator at leland yee. the bomb squad detonated some of the explosives. the chp will blow up the rest of the close of this morning. a young man was shot on a campus at school and san leandro. investigators are now at that school looking for clues. they will be there for awhile, classes' have been cancelled today. this is the first homicide of the year for the lme that sheriff's office. olympic sprinter oscar the store has been charged with the murder of his third year-old girlfriend was shot dead in his home in south africa. pol
the kind of objects that nasa cannot predict ahead of time. they're too small to actually track. the as asteroid that's passing the earth later this afternoon is an object that nasa can pick up ahead of time and can track. by the way, the two events are not related in any way. it's just a chance circumstance that both of these happened on the same day. >> okay. well, let's talk more about this asteroid. as we said, we know that's coming. so every ten years we can expect this sort of thing that happened over russia to happen somewhere in the world and there's not much we can do about it? >> no. there's no way really to predict objects that small coming into the earth atmosphere. tellus museum here is part of the network of nasa set up with fireball cameras. we have several in the southeast. and a few in the west. and this is part of a project, an effort, to track bright meteors. and we track about 8 to 12 bright meteors every night over cartersville. but when we link it with other cameras, we can tell how fast, how high, and even plot where in the solar system these smaller objec
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